Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gainesville Quakers

" . . . walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone . . . "

George Fox

You are welcome here.  Join us for worship.

Quakers, such as those at Gainesville Meeting, make up a small percentage of Friends around the world. Today, unprogrammed Friends collaborate with Friends from all branches of Quakerism.

Quakers who worship in unprogrammed meetings share a way of life, not a set of beliefs. We believe that there is “that of God” in everyone. We seek to experience God directly, within ourselves and in our relationships with others and the world around us. We meet together for worship in local meetings which are inclusive and open to all. Quakerism is a way of life built upon values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, rather than a written set of beliefs. Quakers have a long-held commitment to putting their faith into direct action in the world.

Quaker meetings offer a place where people can find a real sense of community and are free to challenge, question and explore their own beliefs, values and ideas. Many Quakers describe it as a spiritual home – a place of deep connections; a group of people bound together by an awareness of the sacred in all things and a desire to change the world for the better.

 

Meeting Times

Gainesville Quaker Meeting

Meeting for Worship:  First Day  (Sunday)  11:00 am

First Day School:        First Day 11:15 am

Fellowship:                 First Day 12:00 pm

Meeting for Worship for Business:  Second First Day of the Month:  12:45 pm

Clerk: Jean Larson

What's New

This page includes various resources related to non-violent action.  It includes videos, books, workshops, articles and other things that may relate to aspects of non-violence and non-violent direct action.

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A Place for Friends to Express Themselves, and Share from the Heart


Remembering Betty

by Wendy Sterba

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This article was published in the Independent Florida Alligator on August 17, 2020 (The link is below.)

Gainesville civil rights activist shares her perspective on activism today

Jean Chalmers wouldn’t say her age.

“It’s intrusive, and it serves no purpose,” she said.

She doesn’t want her words to be disregarded or their importance diminished, and labeling women with their age does just that, she said.

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Gainesville Quaker Meeting House is OPEN for (hybrid) worship, meeting business and other activities.  If you plan to attend meeting for worship, please read and follow the GMM Endemic COVID Response Guidelines (pdf below).   Availability of indoor seating may be limited.  Please email Jean Larson, Clerk, larson2090@bellsouth.net to register for each week’s Meeting for Worship, and to request a Zoom link to join the worship or other on-line, hybrid activities.

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The Earth Care and Peace and Social Concerns Committees are publishing a newsletter which is emailed to all members of the Gainesville Quaker Community with an active email address.

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Ellie Clayton has started a Meeting Blog:

meetinwoods.blogspot.com

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Worship with us!

352-372-1070
Gainesville Quaker Meetinghouse
702 NW 38th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
United States
Meeting Times: 

Gainesville Quaker Meeting

Meeting for Worship:  First Day  (Sunday)  11:00 am

First Day School:        First Day 11:15 am

Fellowship:                 First Day 12:00 pm

Meeting for Worship for Business:  Second First Day of the Month:  12:45 pm

Clerk: Jean Larson

Accessibility

Fully handicapped accessible

Hearing assistance in the Meeting Room





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